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Jacksonville

Jacksonville

About Jacksonville

836,507 in city
1,374,644 in metro
758.67 mi² (1,964.95 km²)

Jacksonville is located on the St. John's River in northeast Florida, 15 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and south of the Georgia border. Although it is the center of only the 4th-largest metro area in the state, it's enormous land area helps to give it Florida's largest population. In fact, Jacksonville has the largest land area of any city in the lower 48 states.

The area was originally discovered by Spanish settlers, led by Juan Ponce de Leon, in 1513, but remained largely unsettled until the French established Fort Caroline on the river in 1564. The fort was later destroyed by the Spanish and the area went under their control. Eventually ceded to the United States after a brief period of British control, Jacksonville was incorporated into the Territory of Florida in 1832.

Metro Cities:

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
752 All buildings
1
under construction
708
existing
2
planned
24
unbuilt
17
demolished

Tallest buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Bank of America Tower 617 ft 1990
2 Wells Fargo Center 535 ft 1974
3 EverBank Center 447 ft 1983
4 The Peninsula 437 ft 2006
5 Riverplace Tower 432 ft 1967

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